The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-LST70T vs LG S80QY that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-LST70T has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 7.8 for S80QY.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-LST70T has 3.0 versus 3.1.3 for the LG S80QY. The output power is different and equal to 210 (overall) W for the HW-LST70T versus 350 (overall) W for the S80QY. Only the Samsung HW-LST70T has a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-LST70T got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG S80QY 7 for its audio features and specs.
Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-LST70T has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG S80QY. Only the S80QY supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-LST70T received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the HW-LST70T. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-LST70T. Multi-room is only available for the Samsung HW-LST70T.
Only the S80QY has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the S80QY. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-LST70T got a rating of 5, and LG S80QY 10 out of 10.